Thursday, November 13, 2014
Estes R2D2 #2142 Build, Part 7, Stickers!
They will not lay flat over the dome head!
I went back and cut slits over all the raised areas. This allowed the stickers to be burnished down flat.
You have to make a call on this. Does the dome stickers look better with raised wrinkles or sitting flat with cut lines?
To me, the cut lines are much less noticeable.
It's too bad Estes compromised and went with stickers. Whoever made up the plastic molds did a GREAT job. When I was younger I built a lot of plastic models. I wish those kits fit together as well as this one did.
Use your knife blade to lift and place the stickers on the model.
If you use a clean knife, fingerprints won't be picked up under the clear areas.